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Men Without Women - S1-E6

Factual error: Throughout the whole show Godber, 'Bunny' Warren, McLaren, the Prison Governor and many of the guards refer to Fletcher as a Cockney. He even identifies himself as a Cockney on a number of occasions. However, in several episodes he refers to his upbringing in Muswell Hill and in this episode he refers to his having been born there - and we see his old stamping ground in that episode when he gets a weekend's compassionate leave. Nobody from Muswell Hill would ever refer to himself as a Cockney - Muswell Hill isn't even in East London!

Show generally

Revealing mistake: In the episode where Fletcher and Godper are assigned to the work party and they get locked into the church, one of the prisoners, Melvin (the hippy) leans against one of the 'stone' pillars of the church, causing it to wobble.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: In several episodes of the show, Richard Beckinsale's hair changes length and style during individual episodes.

A Day Out - S1-E4

Audio problem: The prison minibus has a deisel engine when heard from inside, but when Mr Mackay borrows it to go to the pub it has a petrol engine.

Pardon Me - S3-E4

Character mistake: "Blanco" Webb refuses parole on the grounds that, under Home Office rules, that would mean he had to admit to murdering his wife, a charge he vehemently denies. However, he accepts a pardon from the Home Office issued on the recommendation of the prison governor. Surely someone like Blanco, a man who quotes Home Office regulations by chapter, paragraph and verse, must know that a pardon is a remission of all punishment for a crime committed by the person being pardoned? By accepting a pardon he is admitting his guilt in exactly the same way as he would have been had he accepted parole.

A Day Out - S1-E4

Other mistake: At the very beginning of the episode, Fletcher wakes up in bed and his hair is perfectly combed.

The Desperate Hours - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: In "The Desparate Hours", right at the end when Barraclough is in Fletcher's cell, when Fletcher says, "I never heard nothing" you can see the shadow of the boom mic on his face.

Disturbing the Peace - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: During the riot scene, the canteen walls wobble. This is most noticeable when a prisoner is trying to pull the notice board off the wall.

Disturbing the Peace - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Just after Warren says "we want a riot," the canteen door is already open and the prison guard is seen going through it. A few seconds later the guard is seen again banging on the door to get out.

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